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Trump Responds To Travel Ban Ruling

President Donald Trump quickly responded to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that slapped down his controversial travel ban. After the unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel on Thursday, Trump reemphasized accusations that the ruling was biased. "It's a political decision and we're going to see them in court … the security of our country is at stake," he said to NBC News.

Hillary Clinton, Trump's former Democratic rival, offered a short note, tweeting "3-0," referring to the 9th Circuit judges' unanimous ruling: After the ruling was announced, The Department of Justice said it was "reviewing the decision and considering its options." The three-judge panel voted unanimously against the White House's request, ruling that:

"We hold that the Government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury, and we therefore deny its emergency motion for a stay."

Trump's January 27 executive order stopping all admissions of refugees into the US and immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries caused chaos at airports worldwide. A Washington state judge last week issued a temporary restraining order suspending Trump's directive.

Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson said on CNN after the ruling: "We are a nation of laws … those laws apply to everybody in our country. And that includes the President of the United States." Ferguson added to that in a tweet, saying "Bottom line. This is a complete victory for the state of Washington." That suspension remains in place as a result of the 9th Circuit Court's ruling on Thursday.

 

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